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Roger De Sa hits out at Ajax senior players

Posted: 23 November 2014 Time: 11:40

Ajax Cape Town coach Roger de Sa has blasted his players for a terrible footballing display against Maritzburg United in their goalless draw at the Cape Town Stadium last night.

Despite Ajax having a one-man advantage in the last 20 minutes of the game, they failed to cause any real test for the visitors’ back-four, and De Sa hit out at his senior players for the poor effort.

“We’ve got a guy like Nathan [Paulse] playing and we can’t cross the ball; that is disappointing when you have senior players that can’t cross the ball,” he said.

“And I suppose you’re allowed to have bad matches, but I thought it was probably the worst game Scotty [Granwald Scott] played this season, and a few others too.

“But there are a few positives, and I thought [Aiden] Jenniker did a great job coming in as a sub and Ansi [Jaakkola] found his form again. So there are positives but, overall for us, it was a poor point – it was two points lost rather than a point won,” added De Sa.

The former Orlando Pirates coach was also left frustrated early in the second half when youngster Bantu Mzwakali did everything right but failed to convert his effort in front of goal. 

De Sa feels that the midfielder lacks the ability to finish, and says it is something that he is looking to work on with the 21-year-old.

“It’s one of those things, when you get a player and say ‘oh, the player is fantastic, he’s got pace, he works hard, he gets into good positions,’ and the only thing he can’t do is score.

"I suppose if he could score he’ll be at Real Madrid by now, because he has everything else, and so it’s one of those things; he gets into good positions but his finishing is not the best.

"His decision-making in front of goal is poor but we’ve got to keep on working on that,” concluded the Ajax mentor.

Article by: Christopher Maqashu

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deleted_21347421_deleted_21347421_Soccer Critic
posted: 2014-11-23 09:46:44

 is Roger de sa starting to copy Jose mourinho??

peekay da dj
posted: 2014-11-23 10:48:10

Copy mourinho wat u talkin bwt fool?

Ngqondo_African Champ
posted: 2014-11-23 10:49:46

If this is true that he blasted his players then the honeymoon is over, he will concentrate more on his than looking at how many players have other teams bought and the kinds of budgets they have.

shlalo wezihlalo
posted: 2014-11-23 11:06:14

Blast them de sa, to hell with players who dint wanna do simple football basics, the next thing we blame the coach, i'm also angry a little bit with my so called chiefs players, yesterday they played as if the were training, i'm not happy with that. Cause baxter turns out to b a victim, now the fingers will start pointing him.


posted: 2014-11-23 18:01:59

There is nothing special abt u de sa nd yo tim u r only big mouth I stl hate u for wot u did to my tim Bucs.

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